How heavy is 20 pounds?
It's about as heavy as a Dachshund
The weight of a Dachshund is about 20 pounds.
(a.k.a. "Wiener dog", a.k.a. Teckel, a.k.a. Dackel, a.k.a. "hot dog dog", a.k.a. "sausage dog", a.k.a. "doxie") (FCI standard; standard size)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for dachshunds to weigh about 20 pounds. Despite of their small size, a 2008 survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania named dachshunds as the most aggressive dog breed.
It's about one-and-one-third times as heavy as a Bowling Ball
The weight of a Bowling Ball is about 15 pounds.
(most common selection among male bowlers)
With an allowable range of 6 lbs to 16 lbs, the most-preferred bowling ball weight among adult, male bowlers is 15 lbs. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 11.0231131 pounds will float in water.
It's about three-fourths as heavy as a Gold Bar
The weight of a Gold Bar is about 27.428571430 pounds.
(London Good Delivery bar)
A "London Good Delivery" gold bar — the variety commonly held by Central Banks — should weigh 27.428571430 pounds. The largest gold bar ever produced was minted by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (a sibling company of the auto manufacturer) in 2005 and weighed 551.15565550 pounds.
It's about two times as heavy as a Gallon of Paint
The weight of a Gallon of Paint is about 10 pounds.
(excluding container; average weight)
A gallon of paint weighs about 10 pounds. Every day, 10,000,000 L (3,000,000 gal) of paint are applied in the United States.
It's about two times as heavy as a Cat
The weight of a Cat is about 10 pounds.
(Felis catus) (Domestic; healthy weight)
The average domestic cat should weigh about 10 pounds. Cats are known for their righting reflex, which allows them to land on their feet and survive falls from heights of 1 m up to about 21 m.
It's about three times as heavy as a Brick
The weight of a Brick is about 6.40 pounds.
(Standard, traditional face brick - 1,900 cu. cm (120 cu. in))
A standard, traditional face brick weighs an average of 6.40 pounds. The steeple of the Church of St. Martin in Landshut, Germany is said to be the tallest brick tower in the world at a height of 130.6 m (428.5 ft) and was constructed using an estimated 650,000 bricks.
It's about three-tenths as heavy as a Dalmatian
The weight of a Dalmatian is about 65 pounds.
(a.k.a. Dalmatinac, a.k.a. Carriage Dog, a.k.a. Spotted Coach Dog, a.k.a. Firehouse Dog) (FCI standard; male)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for Dalmatians to weigh between 65 pounds. The association of the breed with fire departments (and similarly with Budweiser Beer and its team of Clydesdales) stems from their affinity for horses, having been used historically as carriage dogs capable of guiding horse-drawn fire engines to the sites of blazes.
It's about four times as heavy as a Chihuahua
The weight of a Chihuahua is about 4.960 pounds.
(a.k.a. Chihuahue(o) (FCI standard)
The F&d&ration Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for Chihuahuas to weigh about 4.960 pounds. Relative to their body sizes, Chihuahuas have the largest brain size of any dog breed.
It's about one-fifth as heavy as a Toilet
The weight of a Toilet is about 96.10 pounds.
(KOHLER Round front sitting flush toilet, model #K-11471-0)
The weight of a typical round front sitting flush toilet is 96.10 pounds. The Indian town of Musiri in Tamil Nadu state features the world's only paying toilet, which rewards its users up to 10¢ Indian (10 paisas) per visit and uses the waste for compost and fertilizer.
It's about one-fifth as heavy as an Octopus
The weight of an Octopus is about 110 pounds.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 110 pounds. It is the largest octopus species and is known for its considerable intelligence, including the ability to open jars, solve mazes, and mimic other octopuses.
It's about six-and-a-half times as heavy as a Human Brain
The weight of a Human Brain is about 2.980 pounds.
The average weight of an adult human brain is between 2.980 pounds. In humans and primates, sight and vision utilize about 30 different parts of the brain which together account for about half of the brain's size.
It's about one-tenth as heavy as a Beer Keg
The weight of a Beer Keg is about 160.50 pounds.
(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 160.50 pounds when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.
It's about nine times as heavy as a liter of Water
The weight of a liter of Water is about 2.2046840 pounds.
(fresh; 4° C / 39.2° F; maximum density)
Contrary to popular belief, 1 liter (0.0.264172052358148 gal) of water at 4° C / 39.2° F (its point of maximum density) weighs 2.2046840 pounds rather than 1 kg exactly. The total volume of water on the planet Earth is about 13,590,000,000,000,000,000 (13.59 quntillion) L (3,590,000,000,000,000,000 gallons).
It's about one-tenth as heavy as a Kangaroo
The weight of a Kangaroo is about 190 pounds.
(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 190 pounds. Fantastic jumpers, red kangaroos can leap horizontally 9 m (30 ft) and vertically 3 m (9 ft) in a single bound.
It's about fourteen-and-a-half times as heavy as a Basketball
The weight of a Basketball is about 1.3750 pounds.
(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A regulation NBA basketball, manufactured by Spalding, is known as a Size 7 ball and weighs 1.3750 pounds. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm